The American Rescue Plan provided Massachusetts $314.4 million for child care relief, supporting 6,530 centers and 202,400 children and families
MALDEN, MA – Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) celebrated the transformational impact of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on child care providers and families in Massachusetts. New data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that the American Rescue Plan’s historic investments provided Massachusetts with $314.4 million for its Child Care Stabilization Program, funding 6,530 centers caring for 202,400 children in the Commonwealth.
“Democrats know that child care is essential to families and the economy. We made a historic investment to keep care centers open, lower child care costs for families, and help parents return to work,” said Assistant Speaker Clark. “Additionally, the American Rescue Plan allowed child care providers to invest in their staff and tackle the ongoing workforce shortage that we face across the care sector. This law was critical to our recovery and ensured that the early education sector we all rely on survived the pandemic.”
In Massachusetts, the ARPA child care stabilization funding provided critical aid to programs in every county within the Commonwealth, supporting 6,530 child care centers and impacting 202,400 children:
The ARPA Child Care Stabilization Program has provided vital relief for child care centers and families across the nation: